Winter Love

We are almost to the weekend! Hooray! Today I am sharing another card with the fun new release from Paper Smooches! πŸ™‚Β This is perfect because it has been snowing a lot here yesterday and today!

I combined the new Huge Snowflake Dies andΒ Winter Greetings Stamps and Dies. Gah so fun!

The sentiment is from the new Winter Greetings Stamps. I die cut all the Huge Snowflakes and added them to the panel I had added some paint and stitching to.
As always, the new PS release is so delightful! ❀

Check it all out here: Paper Smooches.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Sending Smiles!

Happy Weekend! Have you seen the new release over at Honey Bee Stamps?!!! So much love is in the air over there, so be sure to check out the new goodies!

Today, I had to share a card using the cute little bee, Bee Mine, that is FREE with a $50 or more purchase! Eeep! πŸ™‚ I paired him with this sentiment from the new Blown Away stamp set (coordinating dies for Blown Away HERE) and new paper pad, Sweet on You. The Honey Bee Paper pads are always FULL of awesome patterns and divine colors!

I colored the sweet bee with Copics before die cutting him out. I die cut the Sweet on You paper with the Scallop A2 dies I added some stitching details to the PP. After that, I added the cute Bee with some foam adhesive. I added some Bokeh Lights Confetti  and some gems from the Holiday Traditions set.

I think it turned out full of smiles to send in the mail! Oh so cute!! πŸ™‚

Here are links to all the Honey Bee products I used:

Bee Mine

Blown Away stamp set

Blown Away dies

Sweet on You paper

Scallop A2

Holiday Traditions gems

Bokeh Lights Confetti

Be sure to check out all the latest on Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Warm Hugs!

If you haven’t seen the whole new release from Paper Smooches yet, be sure to check it all out!! πŸ™‚

Today I am using a couple little ditties to make this sweet little winter scene, perfect for my local landscape today! πŸ™‚

I combined the new Scene Builder Stencil with the new Winter Greetings Stamps and Dies! It’s a match made in stampy heaven! πŸ™‚

The cutie little snow peeps are from the new Winter Greetings Stamps and DiesΒ  and I blended on lots of inks to create a sweet scene for them to hang in! πŸ™‚ The best part is that background is all one layer, but all the blending from the ONE Scene Builder Stencil, gives it a great layered look easily and mailing friendly! πŸ™‚
Gah, so cute! This new PS release is so Paper Smooches: ❀ !!

This NEW Paper Smooches release is available…and includes the new black and white paper!!

Thanks for stopping by!!Β 

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

i love you

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing this cozy card with the new papers and new die from Paper Smooches January Release. Check out all the new products HERE! πŸ™‚

Black and White and Red all over indeed! πŸ™‚ Such a great new set of I Heart You dies (saying I Love You) with Kim’s fantastic whimsy handwriting! So many things to do with this little gem!

I die cut the sentiment out and matted it, adding it all to a die cut frame (using the Scallop Frame Dies) and the Half Moon Paper. The plaid is so fun and I love the cozy feel of this card. πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out all of the NEW Paper Smooches release! β™₯️

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great weekend!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Hey Bestie from Simon Says Stamp! (+SGBH Winner!)

There is a New Release available over at Simon Says Stamp HERE— This release is called Hey Bestie andΒ I used the newΒ CZ Design Wafer DiesΒ Nested Tags HERE! It’s all about friendship and fun and everything in between!

I made a bunch of paper strips and prepped those to be die cut from the largest tag in this great set! Have I mentioned I ❀ tags?! I DO!! I could make tags and put them on cards all day and this set is perfect because of all the different sizes! πŸ™‚

The die cut I put on top is one of my SSS faves…It’s appropriately named You’re Doing Awesome and you can find it HERE.

Supplies I used from the SSS Hey Bestie Release:

and the previously released:

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to celebrate this fun NEW Hey Bestie release! Be sure to check it all out HERE!


Also, here is my random winner from the Season’s Givings Blog Hop! Thank you all for your kind comments–what fun to read all your favorite things to make and styles! So cool there is such a mixture, which makes this hobby so delightful! πŸ™‚

Jacqie Malzahn

I love just because and birthday cards! And loving layered and interactive cards

Congrats Jacqie! Please drop me an email at fastestturtlemail at with your mailing address and I’ll get your prize box out to you! πŸ™‚


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend ahead!

Take care–Jill

Instagram: jilldhawkins

Taylored Expressions: January Release!

Welcome to our last day to formally celebrate Release Week for Taylored Expressions January Release! All the new products are available over at Taylored Expressions now!

My first card today is a sweet little card for Valentine’s or so many other occasions. This little balloon, Flip the Script – Love, is adorable and oh so quick to ink up and stamp several to use!   πŸ™‚

I thought it would be fun and unexpected to have a pink sky and a blue balloon! πŸ™‚ I stenciled over the Cloud Stencil with the new Heart to Heart Stencil. I added some stitching some new TE Heart bits and put it all together! ❀ how it turned out. πŸ™‚

Next up, I have a card that is perfect for any day and OH SO FUN to make! I used the new Designer Masking Stencil Hexagons and blended inks on one over the other and back and forth. It goes very swift with the TE Blender Brushes because the handles are colored and your brain doesn’t have to look at the brush head color  to remember which is which. LOVE THAT! πŸ™‚

I adore this sentiment from the Drop a Note sentiment set and I thought this card turned out fun with the little bit of stitching and clear spots I added.

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Love is in the Air card:

Small Things card:

All these products are available now over at Taylored Expressions! This release is chock full of so much fun and I just ❀ it! πŸ™‚

If you missed my previous posts for this Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 , Day 2 or Day 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by this week and happy shopping! Have fun making cards for family and friends, filled with love and laughter!


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Taylored Expressions Release Week: Day 3

Welcome to Day Three of Taylored Expressions January Release Week! If you missed my other two posts earlier this week,Β  I’ll link you up down below. πŸ™‚

Today, I am sharing the new dies: Shot through the Heart. I love when you can stretch your supplies for other things and this card is exactly that! I used a Valentine set to create a fun everyday Hello card! πŸ™‚

I think this would be fun popped up to give more oomph, but for mailing, I thought flat is good. πŸ˜‰

Rainbowing is always a good idea! πŸ™‚ And yes, that’s a word.Β  Wink wink! πŸ™‚

Next up, I have a card I made with the new Follow Your Heart Background. It’s a quick and easy frame to use for lots of different cards. I added this cutie little guy from last year’s Valentine release, Punny Notes. His cactus is from the Big Grumpy Cat Valentine set.

I white heat embossed the background and then used the new stencils to shade a heart in the center. I added a few touches with Copic markers for some pop. Then I added the cutie pup and his cactus with foam adhesive, after coloring them with Copics. Just adorable!

Such a sweet little card, perfect for my son! πŸ™‚

You can find all my supplies and links to the Taylored Expressions Shop below.

Hello card:

You’re Pawsome card:

You can check out all these products and purchase them NOW! πŸ™‚

If you missed my previous posts for Taylored Expressions Release Week, check those out by these links: Day 1 and Day 2.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today! Come back tomorrow because I’ll be sharing two more cards!Β  πŸ™‚


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